EUGENE, Ore.—May 8, 2014—Nothing marks the return of summer like the release of Maiden the Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company’s Special Release Series. Officially released for the first time in 2009, this summer-style India Pale Ale has quickly become a summer favorite at the brewery and for those who worship the return of warmer months and outdoor adventures.
“This beer is for summer festival fun and, more specifically, in celebration of the Oregon Country Fair held just outside of Eugene,” explains Jamie Floyd, founding brewer and co-founder of Ninkasi, discussing a festival that inspired the creation of Maiden the Shade. “It’s about enjoying summer with friends and family with a special, hoppy treat made just for the occasion.”
This year, Maiden the Shade fans can look forward to a bigger, bolder hop profile. “We bumped up the front hop perception and aroma this year to give it even more delicious flavor,” says Floyd. Brewed with eight different hop varieties, this beer has an even bigger, more flavorful hop profile that is as delicious as much as it is smooth.